I love godlessgyrl’s post about why Christians don’t listen to people tell their stories about leaving church. She begins this way,
I used to be a Christian. I’m now an agnostic atheist.
The story of how I got from there to here is a long one. It has a large cast of characters, spans some three decades, and is set in a variety of locations, both exotic and mundane. The plot wanders a bit, but some overarching themes emerge when looking at the whole picture. I am the playwright and the storyteller.
And I’m not going to tell you my story.
I am not going to reveal the details. I am not going to tell you the names of the dramatis personae, nor describe the roles they played. I am not going to tell you how long I was a Christian, or how I became an atheist. I am not going to tell you the plotline, or talk about the common threads and themes I’ve noticed along the way.
Do you know why?
Of course you don’t. So I will tell you.
I am not going to tell you my story for the simple reason that you will not listen….
Go read the rest. Ten bucks most die-hard Christians won’t read it or LISTEN to her story either. (Thanks, Robin, for the link 🙂 )